An affair to remember – Malai Kofta Kashmiri

The bright side of the Mughal invasion on India is undoubtedly the cuisine they brought to our land and gave our souls a new form of nirvana. Soft, sensuous nutty flavors of almonds, pistachios, apricots, raisins, plums, walnuts and other ingredients from the exotic lands of Persia collided with bold, robust spices of the land to…

It takes two to tango!

They say food is enjoyed best in the company of the people you love the most! And when good food and great people are at one table, it is a true feast for the senses and the soul! With our firm belief in the relationship of food and friendships, we at Jewel of India, bring to…

Think Celebrations. Think Jewel.

   “Laughter is the brightest, where food is the best” – Irish proverb Whether it is the first birthday of your little one, a lavish wedding in the family, a corporate event, a festive gala dinner or a fun no-reason bash for friends, all parties revolve around food – great food! Folks across the world have…

Pure In’dal’gence!

8th May is celebrated in the world around as Mothers’ day. For each one of us however, every day is Mother’s day – for home is just a house without Mom and the aromas of her deft cooking wafting from the kitchen. Ask an Indian “what is your comfort food?” and pat comes the reply…

Have your ‘paan’ and drink it too!

To commemorate the return of our Bravehearts, this ANZAC Day, Jewel of India brings to you two incredible desserts, just as remarkable as the two neighbours on this side of the equator! Now wrap up your lavish Indian spread in style with our soothing paan shots and delicate rose-kulfi! Have you always been fascinated by the…

Say ‘Cheese’

Though officially Paneer is an unaged, acid-set, non-melting farmer cheese made by curdling heated milk with lemon juice, or vinegar, to a typical Indian, Paneer is Religion! There may be many favorite ingredients that go into Indian cooking, but paneer has a place of its own. When the chemical reaction between acids and milk proteins happens…

The Chetti’nod for finger-licking food!

Food reflects the culture that people are from –    Nicolasa Chavez (Curator at New World Foods) Going by Nicolasa Chavez’s words, Chettinad cuisine would be the perfect example of food reflecting the culture that the Chettiars are from! This community of rich traders, bankers and land-owners loves its food equally rich! In South India they…

A burst of earthy Carom’a!

A little bit of Sandra in the sun … A little bit of Mary all night long A little bit of Jessica here I am … A little bit of you makes me your man …. Mambo No. 5!! Carom seeds, Bishop’s weed or ‘Ajwain’ as Indians know them better, are undoubtedly the Mambo No….

Happiness is … Butter Chicken!

Whoever said ‘experimenting in the kitchen is happiness’ was so right! It was because someone happily experimented with some food somewhere many years ago that we reap the delights of their toil today! Legend says that the dish synonymous to Indian Cuisine to the world – The Butter Chicken – was in fact an experiment…